Monday, October 27, 2008
Peggy's is a bar. A college bar. Nothing much more than that. In recent years, I've noticed it isn't open on a daily basis, but while driving past last Saturday, it appeared to be running strong, waiting for the fans to exit the Drake football game.
The ladies who grace this page belong to Washington State. We must honor them as it takes much to cheer on a team that holds try outs for the quarterback position. Typically a team who has lost any chance at post-season play looks forward to the last game of the season. But the Cougars' last game is at Hawaii. Win or lose, who wouldn't be looking forward to that. Let's hope these ladies get to make the trip.
Big Ten Scary Possibility I--Penn State (9-0) looks at the possibility of going undefeated and not play for the national championship. Alabama and Texas are ranked ahead of the Nittany Lions. If each team continue to win, they will earn their spot in the BCS Title Game. This wouldn't be the first time the Nittany Lions will have been subbed a chance to play for the title. 1993 was the most recent time as Penn State defeated Oregon in the Rose Bowl. As long as Penn State win out (at Iowa, vs Indiana, vs Michigan State), odds are Texas or Alabama losing at least one game. Having talked with some at State College today, they feel confident in winning their next three.
Big Ten Scary Possibility II--If Penn State loses one of their next three games, and Minnesota wins out (vs NWestern, vs Michigan, at Wisconsin, vs Iowa), the Gophers would get the automatic bid to the Rose Bowl. Penn State and Minnesota do not play each other this season, and it comes down to the Big Ten tiebreaker sending the Gophers to Pasadena.
Big 12 Rugged Schedule--Texas continues a brutal stretch this week travelling to Lubbock and face #7 Texas Tech. Tech recently scored 63 at Kansas. This battle may be the first to 50 wins. Tech is in the middle of their own rugged schedule. Last week at Lawrence, KS, this week Texas, next week Oklahoma State, followed by a trip to Norman, Oklahoma.
The system is set up by DVSport and allows the men in the booth to look at every angle of every play fed to them from the television truck. There they can review any angle as often as they'd like at any spped they'd like.
Although the replay official is there to get every call right, it isn't always the case. Check out last Saturday's game at Michigan involving the Spartans. Although the officials can review every play, knowledge and interpretation of the rules supercedes the call.
Sean McDonough, Chris Spieleman and Rob Stone will call the game on tv while Gary Dolphin, Ed Podolak and Rob Brooks provide the sights and sounds on the Hawkeye Radio Network. For those attending the game, the broadcast can be found on 87.5.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Drake Stadium "filling up" prior to kick-off
Here Comes the Bulldogs!
Andy Green 46yd INT return for TD
Colin and Mommy wanting a T-Shirt shot to them
Drake may have better cheerleaders than Iowa
However the band was a disappointment.
Colin and Daddy posing with Spike
Beautiful day on the Drake Campus
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Above is the entrance to the Kroul Family Farm. It is decorated for Halloween.
Colin enjoys shopping in this wagon.
Colin finds running along the Hay Bale maze to be quite fun.
Members of the Kroul Family Farm's Petting Zoo.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
The National Title should be decided between representatives of teams in the Big 12 and SEC. Each have had schools hold the #1 spot in the polls and the top tens have been dominated by schools from these conferences. Texas is the current holder of the top spot and with wins over their next three opponents will solidify their spot. It begins this week with Missouri, followed by Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. Those three teams have a combined one loss among them. That loss came this past week when Missouri fell to Okie State.
Who is the worst football team in Division I? While Syracuse has been losing, the Orange has had least made games competitive. They held a lead in the fourth quarter against Pitt two weeks ago, and lost 17-6 at West Virginia this past Saturday? There are many contenders such as Washington and I saw first hand how poor Indiana can be. But my vote goes to Washington State. They gave up 66 points to Oregon State over the weekend and 42 of those came in the second half. It has gotten so bad for Wazzu that current students have been asked to audition for the role of scout team QB. Whoever played that role this previous week may look to be a starter soon, that is if they prepared the defense for what 66 points would look like.
Goodbye Tommy Bowden. Too bad you couldn't schedule your father more.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Tailgators outside Memorial Stadium
"The Walk" for the football team originates in Assembly Hall, through the parking lots to Memorial Stadium. This was started by former IU Football Coach, Terry Heppner.
Beyond the parking lots of Memorial Stadium is the IU Campus
Contrary to popular belief, this picture was not taken at kick off. There were only a few more fans at that time. Assembly Hall is behind the stadium.
The Iowa Marching Band made the trip to Bloomington. Here they are performing prior to the Big Ten Football game.
The IU Dance Team performs along the IU Marching 100.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
After Iowa scores to make it 38-9, the Indiana faithful begin to leave.